About JC Write

JC Write is a small company founded in 2009 by Jim Collins and is located in Ceres, CA (right next door to Modesto in the California central valley).

Jim Collins

Jim Collins has extensive technical, managerial, and writing experience. He has created/written a wide array of technical and business documents for print and the web. There are several samples of Jim's work listed under Experience to the left.

Resume

Qualifications

A successful record of producing documents on time and to exacting standards through excellent communication combined with analytical and writing skills.

A wizard at translating convoluted, highly technical language into text the everyday user can easily understand.

Extensive experience researching and developing technical publications and other documentation.

Management experience with large and small teams.

A team player who thrives in a fast-paced, high-stress, and diverse working environment.

Technical summary

Proficient with Word, Excel, FrameMaker, DreamWeaver, Acrobat, Paintshop Pro, and PowerPoint.

Strong familiarity with InDesign, Corel Draw, Fireworks, Arbortext Editor, and Vasont CMS.

Experienced at reading schematics; familiar with the electronics used in communications, navigation, radar, and computing. Familiar with storage networks’ concepts and software.

Professional achievements

Awards and recognition

Award of Merit (2005), Award of Excellence (2006), and Most Improved (2006) for The Capital Letter in the annual newsletter competition of the Society for Technical Communication.

Navy Commendation Medal (3rd award). Awarded for leadership, communication, and management skills. These skills directly contributed to a 99.7% sortie completion rate and a successful six month deployment as the first S-3B squadron to provide sole tanker support for a deployed carrier air wing.

Professional experience

Staff Technical Writer.
WVS – The Technical Writing Company, Nevada City, CA. 2005 – present.

Lead Technician.
Foster Farms Poultry, Livingston, CA. 1996 – 2005.

Maintenance Master Chief.
Sea Control Squadron 38, Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, CA. 1994 – 1996.

Maintenance Master Chief, Production Control Officer, Maintenance/Material Control Officer.
Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Dept. (AIMD), NAS Moffett Field, CA. 1990 –1994.

Sacramento Society for Technical Communication.
Newsletter Editor 2004-2006. Vice President for Public Relations 2005-2007. Webmaster 2006-present.

Education

Presenting Data and Information seminar (Edward Tufte), San Jose, CA.

Certificate in General Business (with Technical Communication concentration)
University of California, Los Angeles, Extension.

Associate of Arts, University of Phoenix.

 

content by Jim Collins

JC Write is a certified California Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

Memberships:

Logo: Member of Society for Technical Communication (STC)   The HTML Writer's Guild   The International Webmasters Association   Logo: Association of Professional Communication Consultants